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£9.00 per hour - £11 per hour + shift allowance

Job Description

Ref: VR/05096

Machine Setter / Operator

Location: Whitstable

Salary: £9.00 per hour – £11 per hour + shift allowance


Working hours: a rotating Double Day shift pattern (Week 1: Monday to Friday 6am-2pm; Week 2: Monday to Thursday 2pm-10.30pm and Friday 2pm-7.30pm)

Our client is a market leading, global, interconnect specialist. This site employs over 200 people and specialises in the design and manufacture of a diverse range of connectors and interconnect products for a highly demanding customer base in the Aerospace, Military and Industrial sectors. 

They are poised for further growth, and investment, they are now seeking to recruit a Machine Setter / Operator who will help deliver unrivalled levels of excellence.   The successful applicant will be responsible for setting and operating CNC multi-tasking lathes to manufacture components from raw material (bar stock) for our internal assembly flow lines to the highest quality and on time.

Key Responsibilities include:


  • Setting and operating CNC lathes to produce small to medium size batches of work in a timely manner
  • Inspecting work to Engineering drawings using various measuring equipment and reporting any quality defects to the Team Leader
  • Daily, weekly and monthly maintenance checks on machines, including maintaining good housekeeping standards and reporting any issues promptly to supervision
  • Optimising efficiencies through reduced set-up and cycle times, plus tool life monitoring
  • Deburring, cleaning, final inspection and completion of all traceability documentation

Essential Qualities include:


  • Practical, hands on experience setting and operating single spindle, multi-axis CNC lathes, with a minimum of 3 axis
  • Experience of fanuc controls
  • Experience working within a low batch component manufacturing industry
  • Previous experience in cycle time reduction and tool management and optimisation
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, with the ability to work with minimal supervision

Robert Fox

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 01322293286


Full Time


Engineering & Construction

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